CLASS Notes 1980s

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1980, Dr James Selden Harris Jr
JAMES SELDEN HARRIS, JR. '80 was the recent guest of the Shi'a Muslim Community of Mosques in Dearborn, Michigan, where he was the keynote speaker at the Islamic House of Wisdom. Sel's address was based on two of his recently published articles in Islamic Horizons magazine, entitled "The Roots of Modern Islamophobia in America" and "An Islamic Approach to Western Christianity." A retired pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Sel serves as a consultant for Shi'a mosques in the U.S. | 2017-08-14 18:06:03

1984, Mr. Charles E. Agee III
Mr. CHARLES E. AGEE III '84 recently retired as director of corporate citizenship at Altria Group in Richmond after nearly 33 years with the company; he started at Altria as a summer intern during his H-SC years. In recognition of his many contributions to the community, Mayor Levar Stoney proclaimed July 11, 2017, "Charlie Agee Day" in the city of Richmond. | 2017-08-14 10:27:31

1988, Mr. Joseph M. Sposa
JOSEPH M. SPOSA '88 has been appointed the recruitment and retention officer for Powhatan County Fire and Rescue, where he will will create and implement a new program funded by a Department of Homeland Security grant. Joe has worked in the industry for 32 years, starting as a volunteer firefighter during his Hampden-Sydney days, then rising through the ranks of several city and county fire departments. He recently retired as deputy chief of the Spotsylvania County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management. Joe's work in Powhatan was the subject of a Richmond Times-Dispatch article on June 22, 2017. | 2017-08-11 11:40:16

1985, Mr. C. Burke King
C. BURKE KING '85 has been promoted to oversee Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's national large-group business segment. Most recently, he was president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia. | 2017-08-07 16:30:09

1988, Mr. Bryan L. Brendle
BRYAN L. BRENDLE '88 has been named director of policy and legislative affairs for the American Horse Council. Bryan has more than 20 years of legislative and government relations experience in Washington, DC. | 2017-08-04 11:16:07

1989, Mr Peter Jonathan Neville
PETER NEVILLE '89 is a professor at National Defense University in Washington DC, where he teaches national security strategy, acquisition, and resourcing. | 2017-07-25 16:43:37

1986, George B. Cartledge III
GEORGE B. CARTLEDGE III '86 has been named to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute's advisory board. He is president of Grand Home Furnishings, a Roanoke-based company with 19 stores throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. | 2017-07-24 16:36:22

1986, Mr. Maurice Jones
MAURICE JONES '86 has been appointed to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. A graduate of UVA's School of Law, Maurice previously served as Virginia secretary of commerce and trade, deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and publisher of the the Virginian-Pilot newspaper. He is now president and CEO of Local Initiatives Support Corporation in New York City. | 2017-07-24 15:30:30

1985, Mr. Jay D. Mitchell
JAY D. MITCHELL '85 recently joined the Atlanta law firm of King and Spalding. He practices in the areas of healthcare and regulatory compliance. | 2017-06-06 09:44:48

1989, Sen. William M. Stanley Jr.
Sen. WILLIAM M. STANLEY, JR. '89 was selected as the 2017 Virginia Senate "Legislator of the Year" by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in May. First elected to the Virginia State Senate in 2011, Bill serves as the majority whip of the Senate Republican Caucus and chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government. | 2017-05-23 15:23:32

1986, Stephen M. Coyle
STEPHEN M. COYLE '86 has joined The Davis Companies in Boston as managing director of investor relations and marketing; he will lead the firm's equity capital raising, investor relations, and external strategy. Previously, Steve served as senior vice president of portfolio management for Bentall Kennedy in Boston. | 2017-04-19 13:37:14

1984, Stephen E. Evans
STEPHEN E. EVANS '84 has joined Advisory Research, Inc., a Chicago-based investment firm, as a private client investment advisor. He was most recently a senior portfolio manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. | 2017-04-19 11:33:06

1986, Mark L. Moran
MARK L. MORAN '86 has been promoted to senior scientific technical manager at the Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he has worked as a geophysicist since 1986. In his new role, he will provide advanced scientific guidance, perform and manage research and development, and carry out technical planning and oversight. | 2017-04-19 10:57:28

1983, H. Hiter Harris III
H. HITER HARRIS III '83 is the co-founder and managing director of Harris Williams & Co., which was named 2016 Investment Bank of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions. The April 2017 edition of the magazine noted the investment firm's "growth in all areas, including deal volume and value" and "successful leadership transition in the bank's 25th year in business." | 2017-04-18 12:26:31

1983, Michael C Tomkies
MICHAEL C. TOMKIES '83 was recently named a Regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Mike advises clients from across the U.S. in in all aspects of federal and multi-state consumer and commercial banking and financial services law with the boutique firm of Dreher Tomkies LLP in Columbus, OH. | 2017-03-20 10:53:38

1981, Warren M. Thompson
WARREN M. THOMPSON '81 has been named to the Virginia Business list of "Most Influential Virginians." The magazine's March 2017 edition notes that Warren leads one of the largest African-American-owned businesses in the nation, Thompson Hospitality, and cites recent growth in its new restaurant division, Pheast Food Group. | 2017-03-02 10:13:34